The East Coast’s seventh round, in Foxborough, MA, started out wet and muddy. Last week’s winner Jeremy Martin was the fastest 250 qualifier. The team’s two title contenders, Jeremy Martin and Aaron Plessinger, started out mid-pack in the main event. Martin got ahead early on, and worked his way into second. A few mistakes prevented him from taking the win, but he gained points in the championship. Plessinger worked his way into fifth, and was inches away from taking the fourth spot. He was unable to make the pass in time, and finished fifth.
The Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha team had its most successful supercross race to date in St.Louis, with both of its rider’s taking the top two steps of the podium. The Yamalube Star Racing Yamahas dominated, as they finished seconds ahead of the field. Jeremy Martin took the holeshot, led every lap of the main, and took his second win of the season. Last week’s winner, Aaron Plessinger kept up his game, and came in with a strong second place finish.
We are now five rounds deep into the East Coast Championship; with each round having had a different winner. This weekend it was the Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha rider, Aaron Scott Plessinger’s turn. Plessinger won his heat race, and went on to take his first career supercross main event win. Teammate, Jeremy Martin also won his heat race, and was running top three in the main, when he crashed, and was unable to finish the race.
After a six week break, the Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha West Coast riders returned for the eighth round of the series. Despite the break, the riders did not miss a beat. Mitchell Harrison and Alex Martin got great starts in the heat race and main event. They were both riding up front in the main, but crashed. Harrison finished eighteenth and Martin ninth. The reigning champ, Cooper Webb, had to work his way through the field. He effortlessly increased his pace, during the last five laps, and took the main event win.
The 2016 East Coast championship has thus far, been unpredictably exciting. There has been a different winner, at each of the four rounds. One thing that has been consistent however, is the appearance of a Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha rider, on the podium, at each round. This weekend Plessinger was back up on the box, after his second place finish in the main. Martin had two crashes, but was able to come back to thirteenth.